When I think of “retro,” roller rinks, bowling alleys, mini golf, arcades and diners are just a few of the many great places that come to mind. There are several “retro” places located in Nevada that provide a great time for the entire family. Let’s take a look at 10 of these awesome places.
1. Fremont Street
If you're looking to experience the nostalgia of the early days in Las Vegas, a visit to Fremont Street is a must. Fremont Street is home to Nevada's first casinos and first hotel. It's now best known as the Fremont Street Experience. With all of the classic casinos and the abundance of neon signs, Fremont Street will definitely take you back in time.
2. Peggy Sue's Fifties Diner
Peggy Sue's Fifties Diner serves breakfast, lunch and dinner in a 50's diner setting. Their high-quality food is also offered at an affordable price. This retro diner's location is 380 N Sandhill Blvd, Mesquite, NV 89027.
3. National Bowling Stadium
The National Bowling Stadium is the only facility of its kind in the world. It boasts 78 championship lanes and has the longest video screen in the world, measuring 440 ft. If you're ever in the Reno area and love bowling, be sure to check out this popular bowling spot, which is located on 300 N Center St.
4. Roller Kingdom
Roller Kingdom is located in the heart of Reno on 515 E 7th St. It's Reno's hottest spot for family fun. In addition to skating, guests also enjoy their awesome arcade. The third Thursday of every month is "I love 80s Night!"
5. Peppermill Restaurant & Fireside Lounge
Since opening its doors in 1972, Peppermill Restaurant & Fireside Lounge remains an iconic reminder of the Las Vegas Strip during its early days. This iconic venue has been featured in numerous films and television shows. Peppermill Restaurant & Fireside Lounge is located at 2985 Las Vegas Blvd S, Las Vegas, NV 89109.
6. Boulder Bowl
Boulder Bowl, located in Boulder City on 504 California Ave, is an eight-lane bowling center with a small snack bar. It's a great place for the entire family.
7. Pinball Hall of Fame
The Pinball Hall of Fame is a museum dedicated to approximately 400 pinball machines from all eras. This popular museum is located at 1610 E Tropicana Ave, Las Vegas, NV 89119.
8. Magic Carpet Golf
Since opening its doors for business in 1974, Magic Carpet Golf has been offering plenty of fun for all ages. With a total of 66 holes, Magic Carpet Golf is Nevada's largest miniature golf course. In addition to the amazing golf course, there's also an arcade onsite. Magic Carpet Golf is located at 6925 S Virginia St, Reno, NV 89511.
9. Fun Dungeon Arcade
Fun Dungeon is the world-famous Excalibur arcade. At this arcade, guests can play a variety of their favorite games as a kid, or play some of today's more modern games. Fun Dungeon is the perfect place for all ages, and it's located inside Excalibur Hotel & Casino at 3850 Las Vegas Blvd S, Las Vegas, NV 89109.
10. Neon Museum Boneyard & Gallery
The Neon Museum Boneyard & Gallery is a collection of approximately 150 iconic Las Vegas signs. Each sign offers a unique story about where and when it was made, as well as the role it played in Las Vegas' history. The Neon Museum Boneyard & Gallery is located at 770 Las Vegas Blvd N, Las Vegas, NV 89101.
When you hear the word “retro,” what are some places that come to mind? Do you have a favorite “retro” place where you enjoy spending time with your family? If so, share it with us in the comments below!